February Thursday 4 1886
Mrs. C. Ward worked as Cook.
Heavy rain. during the
night – very fine day.
Alfred & Arthur Brealey
called early & remained to
lunch. Dr. Helmcken paid
me a visit. Cornwall & JWT
called. John dined & went
with Carry Puss & Frank to a
concert at Cathedral School in
Winters Carriage. The Admiral [*1]
returned and Lieut. Horsley “Pelican”.
Chin returned fr. his New Year.
Bright clear warm day.
Green came early re I. R. accts
for Jany – John arrived at
noon consulted with him about
thining the shrubbery – Dr. Davie [*2]
called. Out in my chair for a
Puss went to town to inquire
for Fanny Bickford – reposted letter.
Puss lunched at Wards. Alice walked
back with her.
[*1] Arthur John Horsley
Officer of the Royal Navy
[*2] Dr. John Chapman Davie Jr.
(1845–1911) a local medical
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Peter O’Reilly’s 1886 diary has been transcribed by volunteers and staff at Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens and is for informational purposes only. Researchers interested in this diary are advised to consult the original document housed at the Royal British Columbia Museum & Archives, found in MS-2894, the O’Reilly family fonds.